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Source Image: PR225_01_12 of Panel C of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a male figure on the upper relief on the east face of the northern pier.

Monument
Arch of Trajan 
Monument Part
Panel C 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 114 - circa ad 117 
Keywords
HeadDeity  
Collections
Arch of Trajan, Benevento  

Location

Original Location
Benevento 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The background seems to have been smoothed with the flat chisel.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The texture in the man's hair seems to have been achieved using a round-headed chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Detailed work using the corner of the flat chisel can be seen in the man's beard.

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